Her films have not just graced the world’s biggest film festivals but have also started a dialogue on women’s rights. If Water made it to Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Fire spoke volumes about patriarchy. Meet Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta who is determined to bring stories to the big screen that matter.

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Deepa Mehta: The Indo-Canadian filmmaker who is challenging stereotypes and traditions